News & Insights

  • Global Technology Policy

By: Klon Kitchen 06/13/2023 As originally appeared in The Messenger. In today’s interconnected world, digital sovereignty is as indispensable as territorial sovereignty. However, how a nation exercises and safeguards this right can profoundly influence its economic, social, political and national security interests. Overly restrictive strategies can stifle growth and development…

  • BGS Announcement

WASHINGTON, June 7, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Today Beacon Global Strategies (BGS), a leading strategic advisory firm focusing on global public policy, government procurement, and geopolitical risk analysis, announced it will be expanding its growing team by adding Mr. Andrew “Andy” Makridis as Senior Advisor and Mr. Peter Modigliani as Vice President. In these roles, Mr. Makridis will provide invaluable…

  • Defense and Aerospace

“Although the policy sharpened the focus on human rights in these many ways, it missed a unique opportunity to show its commitment to the defense industrial base at a time where more is being asked of it that any point since World War II,” writes former State official Josh Kirshner….

  • Indo-Pacific

“While this [executive order] is the first official step, we shouldn’t expect it to be the last,” said Sayers, now managing director at D.C. consulting firm Beacon Global Strategies. He noted that past investment screening policies, like the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, took decades to be fully established. “This will likely be an additive process that grows over time through both executive powers and legislative action,” he said.

  • Indo-Pacific

Intelligence committee leadership — Democrat Mark R. Warner and GOP’s Marco Rubio — want more sanctions, export controls related to Xinjiang By: Ellen Nakashima February 17, 2023 Sens. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), left, and Mark R. Warner (D-Va.) attend a news conference at the Capitol in Washington on May 22, 2012….